(Closed) Destination Weddings–Reception back home after…

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m doing pretty much the exact same thing – legal ceremony at the courthouse, Destination Wedding, home reception. We will not be wearing our wedding clothes for the party back home. 1- it’s a more casual event at my FI’s parent’s house; 2- we’ll have all of our pro pictures back by that time so everyone will see our attire in them; 3- we’re doing a trash the dress.

Honestly, wearing my wedding dress to the home reception is something that never occured to me, but if you love the idea, go for it! It’s a great reason to wear it one more time.

Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was just thinking about starting a thread like this! you beat me to it!

We are getting married in the bahamas w/ 8 guests ( 2 are friends dates)

Than doing a hometown reception! I have a whole different dress. No veil at either its just not me.

Our reception will have everything a “normal” wedding would minus the ceremony. & the funny reception things 😉 ( dances, speaches, etc)

He will wear a suit. We are not doing anything special in the bahamas no photog or anything but will be doing that back home.


Post # 5
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we haven’t made our reception plans but no matter if we have a formal thing or a backyard bbq…. i’m wearing my dress!

Post # 6
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having a casual party back home after the Vegas wedding.  I don’t think my dress would fit in at all with the vibe.  So I bought a vintage peasant dress to wear to it which is more summery and casual.  I got the inspiration from the pic on the right.  Mine is on the left.  It’s still white and casual-bridal.


Post # 7
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am thinking about this too- I think that we may elope, take a honeymoon, then have a reception (since we already paid for it).  Hm.  I will defintely wear my wedding dress- why not?  I think it will be fun for people and us…

Post # 8
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am glad this thread was already here, as I was wondering the same thing.

I am thinking I will wear my dress twice… because if I love it as much as I think I will, I won’t to just wear it once!  I might look silly if we have an outdoor park reception or something but who cares!

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